From Jeff Steele:
The Steeles have had some wonderful changes. Matthew Thompson has served as our third vocalist for the past year and a half. Matthew has two small children and was beginning to find road life harder and harder and he also has a burgeoning construction business that is requiring more and more of his time so he is leaving the road. You can learn about his new business on his Facebook Pageâ€¦Thompson Renovations. We cannot say enough about the job he has done for us with The Steeles for the past year and a half. We are extremely appreciative of both he and his family.
Now joining The Steeles (and it is a dream come true) is their son Brad. Brad is the Worship Pastor at our church and writes a lot in the area of Praise and Worship music and has a worship band (named STEELE) that plays around and does youth conferences and things like that. Sherry and Jeff have prayed for years that one day Brad would join them but the timing had to be right and now it is right. Jeff says â€œI know Iâ€™m â€œdaddyâ€ and all but this kid is a prodigy. Honestly heâ€™s one of the best vocalists Iâ€™ve ever heard.â€ Sherry adds â€œthere is just no substitute for â€œfamilyâ€ harmony. We are thrilled that itâ€™s all worked out.â€ Bradâ€™s first week on the road found The Steeles in Georgia for four concerts and the people were shocked to see Brad because the last time most of them had seen him he was eight years old! He is now 22 and a senior in college at The University of Montevallo. Jeff adds â€œwe went from NO keyboard players to having THREE!! I play, Brad plays and we took the opportunity of the change to add a keyboard playerâ€¦Duke Cleghorn from Addison, Alabama to the lineup as well.â€ Duke also sings some with The Steeles. Comments from the first week were â€œwe saw TWO of The Steeles concerts this week and even though we drove a long wayâ€¦it was well worth it! They were so open to the leading of the Lord and sounded like something I havenâ€™t heard from them in YEARS!!â€ Another emailed to say â€œI was transported back in time! This was just great!â€ The family is back together again and The Steeles could not be happier.
Jeff still pastors Redeeming Grace Church of Cullman, AL and dates with The Steeles are limited so donâ€™t miss the opportunity to hear The Steeles when they are in your area. Better yet call The Steeles and book them for your next event. â€œMy office number is 256-590-2068â€ says Jeff. â€œBrad has taken a lot of the â€˜stressâ€™ off of me on the road and I donâ€™t think we have ever been this excited about singing! Sherry adds â€œItâ€™s very unusual to have your kids on the road with you once but to have them grow up and come back? Thatâ€™s a true blessing! The family is back together againâ€¦The Steeles!!!